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Joseph Brant Hospital

Site: Burlington - Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (Brant Centre)

Service: Community Mental Health Outpatient Services

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-631-1939
Fax 905-631-0513
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Agency Information
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Community Mental Health provides a continuum of care from assessment or consultation, to specialized treatment supports for clients with complex and serious mental health disorders 
Child and Adolescent Clinic (CAP)  
Provides support to children/youth under the age of 18 years 
* Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist works with Social Worker to assess and provide treatment recommendations on complex cases 
Concurrent Disorders Clinic (Addictions & Mental Illness) 
Specialized assessments of clients with co-occurring mental health and addictions disorders 
* psychiatrists work with Social Worker to identify clients who would benefit from longer term individual treatment 
* clinic staff also provide "Health & Hope Group," a 10-week psycho-educational support group for people who experience difficulties with both a mental health issue and substance abuse issue 
Early Intervention in Psychosis (Phoenix) 
Regional clinical program provides service to clients 14-40 years of age experiencing a first episode of psychosis 
* jointly managed by Joseph Brant Hospital, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, North Halton Mental Health Clinic, ADAPT, and the Halton-Peel Schizophrenia Society 
General Psychiatrist Consultation Clinic 
Assessment, medication review, and treatment recommendations via a "shared care" model with family physicians 
* follow up appointments provided as necessary for more complex cases to ensure the efficacy of medications prescribed and that the recommended treatment plan is working for the client 
Geriatric Psychiatric Consultation Service  
Supports clients aged 65 and older who are residents of Burlington 
Halton Homes (homelessness service) 
Provides clinical support to Halton Homes service which targets mental health clients at risk of being homeless and provides both clinical case management and housing supports 
* Ontario Ministry of Health supportive housing initiative, lead agency is Summit Housing and Outreach Program 
* for more information see separate listings here 
PACT (Program of Assertive Community Treatment) 
Community outreach program of Halton Region, is housed at Joseph Brant serving all Halton residents, see separate listing here 
PHAST (Prioritizing Health through Acute Stabilization and Treatment) 
Access to mental health and addiction services for individuals 16 and older with mental health and/or addiction concerns who have an urgent need for acute stabilization and intervention 
* multidisciplinary model, which includes the services of a registered nurse, addictions specialists, social workers, a child and youth intensive worker, a peer support worker, an occupational therapist, a transitional age youth social worker, a case manager and clerical support 
* treatment includes stabilization and referral to social service agency partners through a combination of group and one-on-one sessions for individuals and their families 
Treatment Services  
Available through referral from a physician: 
1. Short Term Treatment  
Meets the needs of individuals who are experiencing mental health issues such as mood or anxiety disorders 
* assessment, psychiatric evaluation, treatment planning, skill development and coordination of community resources 
* an average of 12 therapy sessions is offered 
* clinicians also offer treatment via several groups, e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for clients with depression or anxiety 
2. Intensive Case Management 
Inter-professional team offers comprehensive outreach services to adult clients and their families 
* addresses the multiple needs of clients with predominantly psychotic or severe mood disorders (eg. bipolar) and focuses on the client's goals and effective community reintegration 
3. Medication Clinic 
Operates with both RN and Psychiatrist support for the follow up of primarily a chronic population 
* goals are to facilitate the optimal use of psychotropic medications with a view to prevent/reduce hospitalizations and Emergency Department visits, ensure client stability in the community and support clients in maintaining adequate functioning and an enhanced quality of life
Hours General office program hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Burlington - for local programs ; Halton Region - for regional PACT, Phoenix and Halton Homes programs
Eligibility Clients must be Burlington residents, except for PACT program which serves all Halton residents
Application Referrals are accepted from physicians, hospitals, community agencies, and mental health and addiction professionals 
There is an intake review to determine eligibility for all treatment services 
For application forms, contact or see website here
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Site Location * lower Level, Brant Centre Long-Term Care * enter at east door & take elevator to lower level and follow Mental Health Services signs to reception
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Joseph Brant Community Health Centre (in Brant Centre)
1182 North Shore Blvd E, Lower Level
Burlington, ON L7S 1C5
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Intersection Maple Ave and North Shore Blvd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Older Adults ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Addiction Support Groups ; Child Mental Health ; Child Mental Health Resources ; Community Mental Health ; Geriatric Psychiatry ; Geriatric Psychiatry Resources ; In-Person Crisis Resources ; In-Person Specialized Crisis Services ; Youth Mental Health Resources ; Youth Mental Health Services
Service Categories Adult Psychiatry ~ Psychotic Disorders ; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ~ Psychotic Disorders ; Child Guidance ; Concurrent Disorder Support Groups ; Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education ~ Psychotic Disorders ; Early Intervention for Mental Illness ; General Psychiatry ; Geriatric Psychiatry ; Hospital Based Outpatient Services ~ Mental Health Issues ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities ; Mental Health Evaluation ; Mental Health Evaluation ~ Concurrent Disorder ; Psychiatric Case Management ; Psychiatric Day Treatment ; Psychiatric Medication Services

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